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    That's insane...
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    Well, like that old Alabama saying goes: Some people do not believe that fat meat is greasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    That's insane...
    Literally. A Schizotypal Personality Disorder makes people paranoid and not trusting authority. Most conspiracy theorists suffer from it.

    From the above article:

    While flat Earthers' views of the world vary, most believe the planet is a circular disk with Antarctica acting as an ice wall barrier around the edge.
    All that would be necessary to disprove the FET would be to take a plane ride across Antartica . . . but of course, they would come up with a pseudo-explanation of why that appeared to happen.

    Logic simply does not work with them.
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    After the flat-earther conference, the flat earther gets in their car and uses their car's GPS navigation to guide them back to the hotel. While back at the hotel, they use their smartphone to watch and like a Youtube video claiming that electrons don't exist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnEx3JjeGGg).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    Wow - that video is too 'precious'!
    His demeanor bespeaks someone who MUST know what he's talking about, but as soon as he begins his 'explanation', it's obvious he is a buffoon. There's definitely some schizotypal behavior there.
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    It is not a flaw in logic, or deductive reasoning. We completely misunderstand the issue. Rather it is their inability at the inductive reasoning or observational synthesis and model building art. They need a wider breadth experience, and of friendships.
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    It turned out to be not such a ridiculous idea! It led to the finding that some quantum field calculations could be significantly simplified (without losing accuracy) by treating positrons as time-reversed electrons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    It turned out to be not such a ridiculous idea! It led to the finding that some quantum field calculations could be significantly simplified (without losing accuracy) by treating positrons as time-reversed electrons.
    The conception of a positron wave function as a reverse time electron wave function, I think predated the phone conversation between Feynman and his advisor. Nevertheless, I have seen the most ridiculous abstractions used to help people get some basic idea right, so for that reason Im not against the single electron idea!
    .. just make it big!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvz9uSK3zXo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqaEE9vzV2M
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobguild76 View Post
    From the article ...

    "When you find out the Earth is flat ... then you become empowered," Weiss says.

    Empowered to do, or be, what? One wonders ...
    Someone needs to get that prototype scramjet ready, to take those kooks to the absolute farthest edge of the atmosphere (if not a few miles beyond), for a tour around the Earth and shut them up!
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